At Plug2Field, each one of us is driven by a way of life that is built on the foundation of four pillars

S.B. (Ravi) Pandit

Ravi is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant and Master of Management science from MIT, USA.

He is also the Senior Partner with Kirtane & Pandit, the Accounting firm of the group and Chairman of KPIT Infosystems Ltd., the software services company of the group.

He has served as the President of Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) and a member of NASSCOM Executive council. He is a member of the Board of Management of Symbiosis International University and Director of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India)

He is on the Board of several listed and unlisted companies. He speaks regularly at national and International forums to discuss diverse subjects that range from business, finance and industrial policy to globalization and the IT industry.

Harshu Ghate

Harshu is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (FCA) and a licentiate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Harshu has more than 30 years of post-qualification experience in the areas of corporate finance, accounting and financial management. He started his career in 1985 as a Partner with Kirtane&Pandit Chartered Accountants, a well-known accounting firm. In 1991 he co-founded the Investment Banking arm of the firm and headed it for 7 years. In 1999 he co-founded ESOP Direct and continues to head it. Harshu is very active in the policy making initiatives on ESOPs in India

He was a member of SEBI's committee on ESOPs and has co-authored the Guidance Note on Expensing of ESOPs for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He speaks regularly in national and International conferences on ESOPs
Apart from handling the overall management of the Company, Harshu devotes time on critical assignments on ESOP consulting, management and statutory compliance issues. Harshu heads the Research, Knowledge Development and Branding efforts of the company. He has conceived and developed the ESOP administration methodologies and software solutions for the first time in India.

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Prem Apte

Mr.Apte has 35 years of experience in the IT industry as research scientist, developer, designer, manager, delivery head and practice head.

He has been associated with Zensar Technologies in various management roles. He has also successfully managed an Indian subsidiary of a US product company for 5 years.

Currently, he works as a consultant and focuses on bridging the gap between institutes and industries by mentoring and training students. The goal of developing fresh engineers and preparing them to contribute on their first day on a project is one that he is committed to and actively works towards.

Mr. Apte has published industry papers, holds industry recognized certificates and has created IPs and received organization level excellence awards. Mentoring young entrepreneurs on all aspects of building and running a start-up is one of his specialties. In fact, he is associated with FSSPL in the same role guiding the organization.

Core Team

Shridhar Awate

Shridhar is an engineer with a management degree in finance who has worked in multiple roles across top IT companies.

Shridhar started his career as technical associate in MBT (now Tech Mahindra) and later worked as technology lead in KPIT. He has also successfully handled large accounts at Infosys that included development, operations and new traction building initiatives. Part of his duties in these roles has been handling strategic management.

During his career, he has been at the forefront of new business initiatives and lent a competitive edge to organizations. Shridhar is responsible for driving global delivery teams, creating agile business divisions that bring together people and developing processes and platforms that utilize specialized engineering expertise.

Shridhar has competency in aligning the business plans with available technology and engaging stakeholders to effectively execute strategies. He has a unique expertise in adapting emerging mobile and cloud technology to solve critical mobility needs.

He is instrumental in the product life-cycle which can include gathering requirements, identifying functional specifications, developing the overall design, testing performance, maintaining the system and adhering to a budget. His experience helps to ensure accessible and easy to maintain. By following technical standards when creating new processes, he is able to deliver on-time releases and help transform clients’ businesses.

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Ekta Bhandari

Ekta is post graduate from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai with a specialization in sales and strategy.

She is an Engineering Graduate, University Topper and a Gold Medallist in Electronics and Communications stream with rich experience in strategy formulation, presales, marketing and business development for both international and domestic markets. She is responsible for the expansion of client spectrums and assuring the delivery of a standard customer experience across global niches. She also spearheads the business development team for Plug2field.

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Prajakta Ranade

Prajakta is a qualified software professional with more than 15 years of experience leading IT companies.

She has worked in various roles during her career and has accumulated a wealth of client management experience that includes overseas work along with large program management.

At Plug2field,she ensures that the company has the best working environment and processes. She manages the implementation of business guidelines and strategies and works closely with other department heads to ensure everything runs smoothly and in accordance with the guidelines.

Prajakta is responsible for reviewing working practices, customer issues and resolutions, employee training and motivation, quality assurance and daily operational matters.

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